Practical steps and useful tips on earthquake preparedness
In addition to updated advisories on Earthquake preparedness disseminated on 22, 25 and 26 July 2013, the Philippine Embassy has come up with these action oriented practical steps given the frequent occurrence of earthquakes affecting the Greater Wellington Area.
These practical steps and useful tips were consolidated based on information provided by New Zealand’s Ministry of Civil Defence and Emergency Management.
The Philippine Embassy has been advised that communities, e.g. Filipinos in the Greater Wellington area, should be resilient in times of natural disasters such as earthquakes. This means that people must ensure that they are capable of surviving on their own for three days (next 72 hours) after a disaster happens. According to the Wellington Region Emergency Management Office (WREMOnz), it may take the Civil Defence and other authorities quite some time before they can come to the aid of communities as they have to immediately attend to severe emergency situations. Click here to download/browse the PDF file.